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How to Optimize your computer for peak performance

You might have experienced disk errors at the background and all these error reports get accumulated in your hard disk and system memory. These errors may eat up a great amount of system resource on your computer and make your computer perform slower. You must regularly perform the Disk Check program and also keep removing the error reports from your computer.

Perform Disk defragmentation on your computer

Disk defragmentation is a utility which re-arranges the data on your hard disk. We often save data on our computer like files, music, videos and pictures and all these files are saved randomly on the hard disk. When we try to access any particular data, the program searches for the data on complete hard disk because the data is randomly saved. Disk defragmentation indexes the data in a manner that it is fetched very easily and saves much of the time. It also reduces the Hard disk RPM which is also very useful for system performance and power saving.

Keep running Disk clean up

Disk cleanup is another windows utility which allows you to remove unwanted files from your system. It tracks the record for files like recycle bin, temporary files, dump files, etc which are accumulated and takes the unnecessary hard disk space. You can remove all such files in single click and make the hard disk free from the junk.

Remove unwanted application from computer

Users have a tendency to download and install most of the free applications available in the market but all these are hardly in use. You should a make a note of all these applications which are used rarely and must be removed from the system.  Every application has a process which runs at the background even if you use that application or not. You can reduce the load of processor by removing all these unnecessary applications from the computer. Simply go to Add/Remove programs and it will show you the list of applications installed your computer. The wizard will also tell you the frequently used and rarely used applications. Select any application which you want to remove.

These steps are very useful and very easy to use. Some of the steps like Disk check, disk cleanup and disk defragmentation can be scheduled on a weekly or monthly basis and it will be performed in background as scheduled.

How to Reclaim Your Computer Memory

The space covered by your computer memory and the storage space can get fragmented and clogged and eventually this slows down your computer performance and causes the computer crashes. The Memory of computer get clogged when you are running multiple programs simultaneously over a long period of time and each time when a user does anything in any of the program, it can freeze the RAM. Here we are providing some fixes for the both of problems.

Following are the steps to be followed to reclaim your computer memory:

Shut down every program that is running in the windows. Reclaiming the memory means you are freeing up RAM space available. It is very easy although many users think that they can’t do it. Restart your pc. It should not be shut down every time. If the user is going away for few minutes or few hours then the pc should not be shut down. You should not restart the pc until you are going away for few days. Looking on other side, if the pc is running slowly and you are facing the program glitches then it is the time to restart your pc. You should replace the RAM chip if you persist a constant problem. Testing of the RAM is a quite difficult task until you have the specialized equipments. These days   RAM chips are available in market at relatively cheap cost, so buying the new RAM chips is probably the best option for you to boost your pc performance.

Things to keep in mind during the normal operation of your system:

You should clean up the hard drive periodically to avoid such memory related problems. Optimizing the RAM once in every 3 months should solve your daily routine problems. Also you should back up your hard drive files before starting the RAM optimization process. Although the optimization programs are safe but if a serious problem occurs, it can cause a data loss. You can also use a program called disc repair utility or Disk Warrior. It is best to run such type of programs routinely. When a fragmentation problem occurs, such programs will surely solve your problem and save your most of the time. An important task is to free up your RAM and to defragment your hard disk drive. You can run the disk defragmentation utility to check the extent of fragmented disk. The result of this operation will let you know about the percentages of your hard drive that is still fragmented how much of the hard drive is fragmented. If your hard drive is severely fragmented then you should run the optimization program. After this operation you should check once more the extent of fragmented disk, if it show a ordered hard drive with properly defragmented segments then you will get maximum performance out of your RAM.

How to Improve Microsoft SQL Server Database Performance

Response time and the throughput time are the two scales on which any Database server’s performance can be measured and Microsoft’s SQL server is of no difference. We can regularly use some monitoring tools to measure the performance of Microsoft’s SQL sever and it can be measure in Seconds for Response time and Transactions per Second for Throughput time. To describe the Response time is the time which is spent between the initiation and completion of any SQL Query. On the other hand the Throughput time is the number of transactions the server can handle in a given period of time which is usually one second. The performance of SQL server depends upon a number of factors ranging from the hardware to the software. When we talk about the hardware it could be the hard drive on which the database is stored or the server’s processor. It could also be the physical connection and the network speed, and when we talk about the software it could be the way the application is coded. Not only the applications coding but also the SQL queries themselves.

Let us discuss the various factors which could lead to poor performance of Microsoft SQL server and ways to improve the performance. First and the foremost thing to be checked is the Database application. The application code should be efficient and should use clustered indexes in its SQL queries. Ensure that the SQL queries written in the application are in such a way that they can be optimised by the server. Always go for multiple narrow indexes than wider indexes. Ensure that the data types are of same type in the database application and in the database. Make sure that all the tables in the database are clustered. Timely check for fragmentations, and especially for the index fragmentations. Use both SQL queries and Windows defragmenter for defragmentation, both physical and logical. Do not let the table rows to row more than 8000 bytes per row. In Microsoft SQL server 8060 bytes is the maximum page extent size, and anything more than this will result in poor performance.

To improve the performances make sure that the TempDB is located on a separate high performance drive.  Just have 1 physical file per CPU core in the SQL server as this will result in increased and better input/output throughput from the processors.try using RAID 1 or RAID 10 for improving the performance. Check for database and see if it can be further normalised. Set up performance management tools and constantly monitor the performance in real time. Check for time periods in which the performance degrades and find ways to improve the performance in those times. Try upgrading the network, the processors on the server, memory and the cache memory on the server and the disk drives. Try using SSD or the Flash memory type disks in read type environment. Some tools which can be used for monitoring the Microsoft SQL server’s performance are SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Profiler, and Dynamic Management Views.

Raxco Software Unleashes the Secret Behind ESX Performance Increment

Raxco Software that is one of the key figures in the world of disk defragmentation software has come up with a white paper recently that has set new tip and tactics that will help organizations improve the performance of VMware ESX through the defragmentation of guest systems. There have been a number of solutions that have been posed to make the experience a faster one. The paper has got some of the results from the tests that were performed to check if the defragmentation of virtual server does help in getting the desired level of improvement. This records for all the measureable difference in the server virtualization performance.

Testing procedure:

The testing took place using the VMware ESX cluster and the results were remarkable. The paper states that the process of defragmentation did help in the consolidation of a lot of free space on the Windows Server guests that was further helpful in increasing the performance of both the Windows guest and ESX host installed on the virtual server.

The paper (summary):

The paper summarized the following points in brief and a lot more in detail:

The total number of IOs that need to traverse the ESX virtual storage stack is reduced considerably by the file defragmentation process as well as the combination with all the consolidated space on the virtual server.

The disk latency i.e. the time taken to complete an IO has been reduced by the file defragmentation in combination with the free space consolidation.

The total overhead of the supervisor reduces considerably when the file defragmentation and free space consolidation occurs in the Windows guests.

The write throughput increases as the free space is consolidated.

On the overall, the productivity of the virtual server increase by a great ratio when file defragmentation occurs.

Official verdict:

The organizations that have been dealing with the virtualization process have been making sure for quite some time that the performance of the host as well as the guests environment is maximized so that there are no issues in the running of the process. The paper is a great help to all these people who have been striving to get the optimized performance reducing the overhead cost. The file defragmentation and consolidated free space is a great help that sets impact on the performance improvement. The paper also describes all the benefits that can be realized by addressing both these components of the virtualization environments.

The officials further stated that Microsoft and all the other independent industries have been doing a great deal in improving the performance of their systems both physical servers and workstations by just using the file defragmentation and free space consolidation. The result of which has been improvement at lower running cost. The industry has moved a few steps into the virtualization environment. The performances have not been the top notch expected so far so the results were not as remarkable. With the new finding, they are all going to find their set of benefits through file defragmentation and free space consolidation.

How to make Windows Vista Easier, Faster, and Smarter

In the current scenario, Windows Vista is losing its value because of some drawbacks in it such as it is not very user friendly, consumes a huge amount of power resulting in slow down of the speed while running the computer making its users unhappy. However, if some steps are followed, you can improve the performance of Windows Vista.

Steps to improve the Windows Vista by making it quicker, easier and Smarter

Among the various steps that can be implemented to improve the performance of Windows Vista, the below mentioned instructions will discuss about improving the quality by disabling all those features which are not needed.

If you are running Windows Vista on your system, then you should know that every time the system is booted, there is large number of features associated with it. Some of the features are such that you don’t need them or hardly there is any requirement of it for the user. Some of such features are Print over the Internet, Windows Meeting Space etc. All such features occupy lots of space thereby consuming the storage capacity resulting in the slow speed. For this reason, these features should be inactivated or disabled. This will automatically enhance the performance of Windows Vista. For this, you have to go to the Start Menu, there you have to select Control Panel and click on the “Programs and Features” option.

There is an option “Turn Windows features on or off’” under this Programs option. Once clicked this will display you a list of windows features you can turn on or turn off. Windows may take some time in populating this list so you have to be patient. Once the list is populated, you can review the features which are useful to you. In this list, the features will be reflected in the form of folders and few folders will have its subfolders too with the add-on features. Some features in the list will be seen dark implying that they are already turned on and some of them will be reflecting the unchecked mark showing that they are turned off. In order to see the details inside the folder, you can double click it. After checking you will decide what to keep and what to disable. Uncheck the ones that you think are not useful to you. Choose OK and save the settings. This way you can turn off the windows features not required by you, thus giving you Operating System a much needed fillip.

In some of the older versions of Windows, in order to turn any particular feature off, that feature had to be fully uninstalled from the PC. But in this version of Windows Vista, the features are already stored in the hard drive which gives you the benefit to turn them on or off whenever you wish without uninstalling it. Also, space in the hard disk is not freed up by Turning off a Windows feature. This way by disabling unwanted features, you can make the functioning of Vista smarter, faster and also safe to use.

How to Improve Windows 7 Performance

We always want to get more out of less that we have. Well that is human nature but it also stands true when it comes to the performance of your computer. Computer performance depends majorly on the two: The Hardware, and The Software (operating system). It is quite possible that your old hardware is slowing down our computer system, but it is not always possible to keep on upgrading the hardware as because it includes money and physical efforts, but yes we can tweak the operating system to get the best performance out of the hardware which we have without spending a penny.

There can be many reasons which results in poor performance of your computer and makes it sluggish with every passing day. Some of them may be the overload of graphical effects, too many applications installed, too many application running simultaneously, unnecessary files in the hard drive, unnecessary files in the memory, spywares, virus and the list goes on. Discussed below are some ways by which you can speed up your Windows 7 computer.

Some basic performance features can be tweaked by using the Performance Information and Tools. This tool can be accessed by opening the control panel and then opening “Performance Information and Tools”. In the left pane of this Tool’s Windows you will options for Adjusting the Visual effects, Adjusting the Indexing options, Adjusting the power settings, Cleaning the disk, and Advanced tools for Defragmenting the hard drive. If adjusting Windows to optimum using these tools doesn’t makes you satisfied by the performance then you can tweak Windows more by any of the following.

Windows 7 has a feature called ReadyBoost which can be used for increasing the Random Access Memory by sharing the space on your USB Flash drive. This definitely is a nice feature if you have less amount of physical RAM installed on your computer and you don’t want to expend in buying new modules. Performance can further be improved by deleting the programs which you never use. Most manufacturers include many trail packs of various applications and games and you would never use them then why not delete them and remove some burden from the hard drive. You should always uninstall the anti-spyware or anti-virus programs which you do not use because they consume hard drive space and the precious processing power.

You can always decide the programs which should start when you start your computer and which not. When a computer starts many programs starts automatically (which you might not always use) and makes the startup slow and also makes processing slow because they reside in the memory all the time. Use MSCONFIG(Windows Configuration Utility) and uncheck all the applications which you do not want to run all the times.

Multitasking though is an amazing feature in Windows but it slows down the processing speed. Use fewer applications at a time and keep on closing the ones which you have used and do not need currently. This reduces the memory consumption and gives more space for paging the current data quickly.

People often put their computer to sleep or Hibernate it once they are done with their job and this results in residence of unnecessary data in physical memory. Try restarting the computer at least once in a day so that everything is cleared from the memory and next time your computer will be all fresh for use.

Keep your computer’s Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus up-to-date and also perform full scans at regular basis. This reduces the possibility for any malicious code to make your computer run slow and also keeps your computer safe and sound. It is advised that you run a complete scan when you are not using the computer so that (a) scan finished fast, and (b) your work is not hampered when the software scans your computer and consumes too many resources.

At last keep on checking your computers Windows Experience Index score so that you are aware if your computer needs some upgrades (hardware) for efficiently running the applications you have got installed.

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